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Old 01-03-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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how to install wine software in redhat linux

i had a software wine-1.1.35.tar.bz2 and i want to install in my redhat machine how to install tell me steps to install
Old 01-03-2010, 01:22 AM   #2
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First, if you are not aware, RedHat is not an home desktop Linux distribution, it is enterprise oriented and feature outdated version of everything, they are well tested and stable, but if you are looking to install the latest version of wine, install Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE or Mandriva, don't waste your time compiling wine, without the correct knowledge, it may take you months. What you downloaded is the wine source code. The code written by wine developer, it is not the wine software, it is just some text that can be converted into software by a compiler.

To build wine, you will have to find newer version of almost 40 libraries then compile them one by one, it will be painful and take time. The other option is to use what is called an RPM, it is like a windows installed (.exe), it will install what is inside of it, but again, you will still need all those newer libraries first.

To install the wine version supported by red hat, execute this command in a terminal

sudo yum install wine

Please note that this command will install a version dating back to 2005, it have improved quite a lot since that.


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